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Optimizing the Psychological Benefits of Choice
International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations
This paper suggests that the paradox of choice can be resolved in game environments by promoting heuristics-based decision-making, thereby maintaining player freedom while also avoiding the potential negative consequences of excessive deliberation. To do this, the informational cues relevant to such decisions must be made transparent, allowing players to employ fast and frugal tools from the brain's adaptive toolbox to make the same optimal choices that they might otherwise make after extendeddoi:10.4018/jgcms.2011070102 fatcat:hgzczeandfasjg5tp676cpkxta